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Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire

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Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire

Whaley Bridge is a small town and civil parish in the High Peak district of Derbyshire, England, situated on the River Goyt. Whaley Bridge is approximately 16 mi south of Manchester, 7 mi north of Buxton, 9 mi east of Macclesfield and 28 mi west of Sheffield, and had a population of 6,226 at the 2001 census. This includes the village of Furness Vale, which falls within the boundaries of Whaley Bridge.
DistrictHigh Peak
Post townHIGH PEAK[1]
Administrative CountyDerbyshire
Traditional CountyDerbyshire
OS GridSK0181
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
Police AuthorityDerbyshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDerbyshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDerbyshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands
Dialling code01663

Other names by which Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire has been known in the past


Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Whaley, township, Taxall par., Cheshire, at E. border of co., on river Goyt, 5½ miles NW. of Chapel en le Frith and 10½ SE. of Stockport; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank; coal mines are in the neighbourhood.

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